Charting a career path

24 August, 2016 | The Machinist

GMLP offers a platform for high-performing, ambitious and passionate manufacturing professionals, who enjoy working in a challenging but supportive environment

GMLP offers a platform for high-performing, ambitious and passionate manufacturing professionals, who enjoy working in a challenging but supportive environment

Career growth is not a mere chance but conscious and systematic effort. In order to reach at the desired destination, one has to continuously polish his/her skills and adapt new technologies. However, as one climbs the ladder, one of the most important skills that one has to enhance is leadership skill.

“Our GMLP – Global Manufacturing Leadership Program, aimed at reinforcing our technical and manufacturing strength is paying a rich dividend. The Aditya Birla Group is being increasingly viewed as the most aspirational place for manufacturing professionals in India.”
— Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group
(Source: Chairman’s letters to shareholders, Hindalco – Annual Report 2014-15)

Realising this, Aditya Birla Group offers Global Manufacturing Leadership Program (GMLP) since 2011 for manufacturing professionals. It is a premium and exclusive leadership program, which accelerates the development of middle and senior level talent to become leaders. The program identifies the capabilities of the professionals and selects candidates who can take on challenging roles in production/operations, maintenance, planning, projects, electrical & instrumentation and power plant functions at the company's plants. The program aims at moulding manufacturing leaders of tomorrow through exposure to world-class technologies and processes, state-of-the-art research and development facilities and continuous learning and development opportunities.

In other words, it offers a platform for high-performing, ambitious and passionate manufacturing professionals, who enjoy working in a challenging but supportive environment.

How it works?

The GMLP members are handpicked and groomed to join the league of leaders at the Aditya Birla Group. selected candidates can enhance their leadership and functional skills, get exposure to key Group processes and are provided with opportunities to work in cross-functional areas besides their current area of expertise. They gain immense expertise working in the Group's key sectors such as metals, cement, pulp and fibre, chemicals, carbon black, mining, textiles, insulators and fertilizers in manufacturing locations across the world.

GMLP Stars: Abhishek Sharma, GM, Excel Fibre Division - Projects, Grasim, Nagda; Ajay Thadathil, GM, Birla Copper, Dahej; Amit Chand, GM, Grasim Industries Ltd; Anjani K. Pandey, Dy GM, Birla White, Kharia; Anurag Tiwari, VP, UltraTech Cement Ltd; Ashish Garg, Sr YP, Birla Jingwei Fibre Company Ltd; Huzefa Hussain, VP, UltraTech Cement Ltd; M. Senthil, GM, Yikram Cement Works, Neemuch; Manish Nair, GM, Gujarat Cement Works; Pranjal Pathak, GM, PT Indo Bharat Rayon; R. Ramkumar, Asst. VP, Birla Cellulosic, Khanch; Rajesh Sankar, Unit Head, Hi Tech Carbon, Gummidipondi; Ravi Gupta, VP- Linen Fabric & GBTL, Jayashree Textiles, Bhiwani; Senthil Nath, Asst. VP, Hindalco Industries Ltd, Renukoot; Shesh Gupta, VP, Birla Cellulosic, Kharach; Soumojit Dawn; GM, Hindalco Industries Ltd; Subrat Padhi, Dy GM, Hindalco Industries Ltd., Renukoot; Varun Srivastava, GM, Rajmahal Coal Mining Ltd; Vijay Subramanian, Asst. VP, Aditya Birla Insulators, Halol; Vikas Mishra, Dy GM, Andhra Pradesh Cement Works, Tadipatri; Vivek Dubey, VP, Hindalco Industries Ltd and Vrajesh Parikh, VP, Grasim Chemicals.

Aditya Birla Group offers a choice of diverse roles across functions, business sectors and geographies, encouraging its people to take charge of their careers by leveraging these opportunities, tools and processes. According to Ratan Shah, Group Talent Mentor-Manufacturing Professionals, Aditya Birla Group, "We are not looking at people who will maintain status quo but we are looking at people who will challenge the status quo with new ideas. We intend to take people from diverse industies and groom them into leadership positions."

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